Notice of Public Meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee To Review and Discuss Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and Policing Practices in Minnesota, 18606-18607 [2017-08019]

Download as PDF 18606 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Notices Dated: April 17, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–08018 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to consider and discuss potential topics for their FY17 civil rights project. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Public Call Information: Dial: 888–487–0355. Conference ID: 3906903. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 888–487–0355, conference ID number: 3906903. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Ana Victoria Fortes at afortes@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at http://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=270. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Introductions II. Discussion Regarding Potential FY17 Topics III. Public Comment IV. Next Steps V. Adjournment Dated: April 17, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–08020 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee To Review and Discuss Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and Policing Practices in Minnesota U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Minnesota Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 03, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST for the purpose of reviewing and discussing public testimony regarding civil rights and policing practices in Minnesota. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 03, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST. PUBLIC CALL INFORMATION: Dial: 888– 417–8531, Conference ID: 5579457. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–417–8531, conference ID: 5579457. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353– 8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Minnesota Advisory Committee link (http://www.facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=256). Click on ‘‘meeting details’’ and then ‘‘documents’’ to download. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda: Welcome and Roll Call E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Notices Discussion of Testimony: Civil Rights and Policing Practices in Minnesota Public Comment Future Plans and Actions Adjournment Dated: April 17, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–08019 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; American Community Survey Methods Panel Tests, 2017 Mail Design Test The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: American Community Survey Methods Panel Tests, 2017 Mail Design Test. OMB Control Number: 0607–0936. Form Number(s): ACS–1, ACS CATI, ACS CAPI, ACS Internet. Type of Request: Non-substantive Change Request. Number of Respondents: 288,000. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Burden Hours: No additional burden hours are requested under this nonsubstantive change request. Needs and Uses: The American Community Survey (ACS) collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 3.5 million housing units in the United States and 36,000 in Puerto Rico each year. The ACS also collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 195,000 residents living in Group Quarter (GQ) facilities. An ongoing data collection effort with an annual sample of this magnitude requires that the ACS continue research, testing, and evaluations aimed at reducing respondent burden, improving data quality, achieving survey cost efficiencies, and improving ACS questionnaire content and related data collection materials. The ACS Methods Panel is a research program that is designed to address and respond to issues and survey needs. In the Census Bureau’s continuing effort to reduce respondent burden and address concerns about the perceived intrusiveness of the ACS, the Census Bureau seeks to test three candidate changes to the current ACS mail VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 materials. The three experimental treatments are designed to increase public awareness of the ACS through new messaging and an updated look and feel that increases respondent engagement and self-response, while softening the tone of the mandatory requirement of the survey. The Census Bureau previously tested the impact of removing or modifying the mandatory messages from the mail materials (see Oliver, B., Risley, M., & Roberts, A. (2016). 2015 Summer Mandatory Messaging Test. Washington DC, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 10, 2017 from https:// www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/ library/working-papers/2016/acs/2016_ Oliver_01.pdf). This proposed test is aimed at building on that research and improving the results based on additional feedback the Census Bureau obtained from the National Academies’ Committee on National Statistics (see Plewes, T.J. (2016). ‘‘Reducing Response Burden in the American Community Survey.’’ Proceedings of a Workshop conducted by the Committee on National Statistics Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education). The three experimental treatments are: • The Softened Revised Design treatment from the 2015 Summer Mandatory Messaging Test. • A Partial Redesign treatment that maintains the same wording as used in the Softened Revised Design treatment but includes some methodological changes: A ‘‘Why We Ask’’ brochure in the initial mailing, changes to the cover of the paper questionnaire, and the use of a letter instead of a postcard for the fifth mailing. • A Full Redesign treatment that includes the same methodological changes as the Partial Redesign treatment but also modifies the wording in most of the mailings to a more personal approach with plain language. The purpose of this test is to study the impact of these three candidate mail designs on self-response, cost, and the precision of the estimates. To field this test, the Census Bureau plans to use the ACS production sample (clearance number: 0607–0810, expires 06/30/ 2018). Thus, there is no increase in burden from this test since each treatment will result in the same burden estimate per interview (40 minutes). The ACS sample design consists of randomly assigning each monthly sample panel into 24 groups of approximately 12,000 addresses each. Each group, called a methods panel group, within a monthly sample is representative of the full monthly PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18607 sample. Each monthly sample is a representative subsample of the entire annual sample and is representative of the sampling frame. The Census Bureau proposes to test these mail designs as part of the ACS August 2017 panel, adhering to the same data collection protocols as production ACS. The Census Bureau proposes to use two randomly selected methods panel groups for each treatment. Hence, each treatment will have a sample size of approximately 24,000 addresses. In total, approximately 96,000 addresses will be used for the three experimental treatments and the control treatment (current production). The current production treatment will have the same mail materials as the rest of production, but will be sorted and mailed at the same time as the other treatment materials. The remaining sample will receive production materials. The Census Bureau proposes to evaluate treatment comparisons by comparing self-response rates at various points in the mailing schedule and by comparing the final response rates. The Census Bureau proposes comparing treatments at points in the mailing schedule where the material differs by design. For each comparison, a = 0.1 and a two-tailed test will be used so that the Census Bureau can measure the impact on the evaluation measure in either direction with 80 percent power. The effective samples were calculated based on the previous year’s data for the August panel. The sample size will be able to detect differences of approximately 1.25 percentage points between the self-response return rates of the control and experimental treatments. Additional metrics of interest include overall costs and response rates by subgroups. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One-time test as part of the monthly American Community Survey. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141, 193, and 221. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 75 (Thursday, April 20, 2017)]
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[Pages 18606-18607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08019]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Notice of Public Meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee To 
Review and Discuss Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and Policing 
Practices in Minnesota

AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 
(Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Minnesota 
Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 
03, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST for the purpose of reviewing and discussing 
public testimony regarding civil rights and policing practices in 
Minnesota.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 03, 2017, at 12:00 
p.m. CST.

PUBLIC CALL INFORMATION:  Dial: 888-417-8531, Conference ID: 5579457.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at 
mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312-353-8311.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to the 
discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the 
following toll-free call-in number: 888-417-8531, conference ID: 
5579457. Any interested member of the public may call this number and 
listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow 
members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The 
conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the 
organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address 
prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect 
to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, 
according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any 
incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate 
over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons 
with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first 
calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-977-8339 and providing the 
Service with the conference call number and conference ID number.
    Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; 
the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days 
following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional 
Programs Unit Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe 
St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the 
Commission at (312) 353-8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at 
callen@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact 
the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353-8311.
    Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced 
at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both 
before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available 
via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, 
Minnesota Advisory Committee link (http://www.facadatabase.gov/committee/meetings.aspx?cid=256). Click on ``meeting details'' and then 
``documents'' to download. Persons interested in the work of this 
Committee are directed to the Commission's Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above 
email or street address.

Agenda:

Welcome and Roll Call

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Discussion of Testimony: Civil Rights and Policing Practices in 
Minnesota
Public Comment
Future Plans and Actions
Adjournment

    Dated: April 17, 2017.
David Mussatt,
Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
[FR Doc. 2017-08019 Filed 4-19-17; 8:45 am]
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